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Arkansas interest groups expect lawmakers to address Medicaid, prisons, farming curriculum in regular sessions

With the regular legislative session starting today, Arkansas lobbyists and advocacy groups are expecting lawmakers to address issues that range from Medicaid reimbursement rates to farming lessons in elementary schools.

As hospitals struggle to manage rising costs, adjusting the state’s Medicaid rates is a priority for the Arkansas Hospital Association. Inpatient reimbursement rates haven’t changed since 2007 when they were raised from $675 a day to $850. Outpatient rates have stayed the same since 1992, said Jodiane Tritt, vice president of the association.

“So if you have open-heart surgery and are a Medicaid patient, the hospital is reimbursed $850 a

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10 Unforgivable Sins Of AEA INTENDS TO STRIKE ON JAN. 9 AFTER FAILED MEDIATION ATTEMPTS STRATEGIES FOR BEGINNERS

AKRON, Ohio — Akron Public Schools Board of Education had a closed-door meeting Thursday evening to discuss the Akron Education Association’s notice to strike, released Thursday morning.

Akron teachers will strike on Jan. 9 with picking beginning that morning, after attempts at resolving outstanding issues through federal mediation failed.

Pat Shipe, the president of the Akron Education Association, stated, “The Akron community’s outpouring of concerns regarding school safety and security are being ignored by Akron Public Schools. Weeks of unparalleled fighting are now occurring daily within Akron school buildings, yet the superintendent and the board continue to want to water

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Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

As we come to the end of the year and are looking toward a new year, we recommend that our clients reevaluate their estate plans.

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Estate plans are incredibly important to protect future wishes, assets and families.

Often, we see the same mistakes repeated over and over in estate planning. Some of the most common estate planning mistakes are the following:

  1. Not having an estate plan. The biggest issue we
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What does it mean to be woken? Local NAACP leaders talk about the word’s politicization

What does “woke” mean to you?

From its 1923 origins in the Black community to today’s co-optation for various political agendas, the definition of the word has evolved and come to mean different things to different people.

For Black leaders on the Treasure Coast, it’s still a positive word of empowerment that embodies the NAACP’s mission, which according to its website is to “achieve equity, political rights and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate the well-being, education and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.”

“The

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Expect more attacks on public education in Virginia 2023

Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, expects to be playing defense during the upcoming General Assembly session, at least when it comes to the ongoing push by Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Republicans in the state legislature to carry out a culture war crusade in state education.

“Democrats are going to be a little bit on our heels again, trying to protect the progress that we’ve made,” Simon said, “against efforts to redefine obscenity, to limit access to educational materials and to elevate the desires of some parents under the guise of ‘parental rights’ over what’s really best for students and parents all

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Estate Planning and Personal Property

Prior to meeting with us, many of our clients have felt overwhelmed by estate planning. Often, they are more concerned about the smaller aspects of estate planning than the larger ones.

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We help our clients plan to protect all of their interests, both big and small.

Frequently, clients have sentimental items that they wish to pass to family or friends upon their death.

While these items may be of little

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This is why the NJ Legislature must redefine anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise in New Jersey. Condemnation of all forms of Jew-hatred is necessary and important, but not enough. Education and dialogue are needed to address Jew-hatred in New Jersey. To be able to truly engage in education and dialogue to combat such bigotry, the State of New Jersey needs to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism.

In May 2022, S2434/A3882 was introduced in the New Jersey State Legislature, which would establish the definition of anti-Semitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (“IHRA”) in 2016 as the State’s definition of anti-Semitism. The IHRA defines anti-Semitism as

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Estate Planning Terms to Know

Estate planning is an incredibly important tool, not just for the wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every adult should do.

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Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals, including appointing guardians for minor children, choosing healthcare agents to make decisions for you should you become ill, minimizing taxes so you can pass more wealth onto your family members, and stating

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